Khao Soi

Experience the rich and bold flavors of Northern Thailand with our Khao Soi recipe. This classic dish features tender noodles in a rich, coconut milk-based broth, topped with a blend of spices and herbs. Perfect for a chilly day, the warm and comforting soup is sure to satisfy. The combination of spices, including turmeric, chili, and coriander, creates a complex and delicious flavor profile. Whether you're a fan of Thai cuisine or looking to try something new, this Khao Soi recipe is a must-try. Quick and easy to make, it's the perfect weeknight dinner that's both filling and flavorful. So, grab a bowl and enjoy the taste of Northern Thailand in every bite.

How to make Khao Soi


For 4 Servings:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces (or substitute with tofu or shrimp)

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 tablespoons red curry paste

1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 tablespoon grated garlic

2 teaspoons ground coriander

2 teaspoons ground turmeric

1 teaspoon cumin

1 can (14 oz) coconut milk

3 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth

2 tablespoons fish sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 red onion, sliced

2 cups cooked egg noodles

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 lime, cut into wedges

Crispy fried noodles or crushed peanuts (optional)

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Recipe Directions

1. In a large pot, heat vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add red curry paste, ginger, garlic, coriander, turmeric, and cumin. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

2. Add chicken (or tofu or shrimp) to the pot and cook until browned on all sides.

3. Add coconut milk, chicken or vegetable broth, fish sauce, brown sugar, and sliced red onion to the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

4. Divide the cooked egg noodles among 4 bowls. Ladle the soup over the noodles.

5. Garnish with chopped cilantro, a squeeze of lime juice, and crispy fried noodles or crushed peanuts (if using).

6. Serve hot and enjoy your delicious Khao Soi!

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